MONTANA: Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime Charges After Firing AK-47 In Vow To Rid Town Of Its “Lesbians And Queers”

MONTANA: Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime Charges After Firing AK-47 In Vow To Rid Town Of Its “Lesbians And Queers”

Via the  Justice Department:

A federal jury convicted a Montana man of hate and firearms crimes for firing an AK-style assault rifle at the residence of a woman, who identified as lesbian, and was home at the time. After a four-day trial that began on Feb. 14, the jury found John Russell Howald, 46, of Basin, Montana, guilty of hate crime acts and discharge of firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence as charged in a superseding indictment.

“This defendant is being held accountable for attempting to violently eliminate the entire LGBTQ community in a small Montana town,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “This hate crime and violent campaign targeting the LGBTQ community is a reminder of the epidemic of hate violence targeting people based on their sexual orientation. All people have the right to feel safe in their homes and communities, regardless of who they love.”

Howald faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and five years of supervised release on the hate crime conviction and a mandatory minimum 10 years to life imprisonment, consecutive to any other sentence, a $250,00 fine and five years of supervised release on the firearm conviction.

“Howald … pointed a rifle at the deputy and fled on foot, firing at least one more shot as he went. Sheriff’s officers arrested Howald the next day….

The next day…..

That says a lot right there.

1 thought on “MONTANA: Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime Charges After Firing AK-47 In Vow To Rid Town Of Its “Lesbians And Queers”

  1. Glad he’s off the streets. I, like many other men in Montana, like giving other guys oral sex, and don’t need a bullet interrupting me. I wouldn’t be surprised if his dad or grandpas have given a blow job over the years, I bet mine did.

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